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Thursday 3 September 2015 Thursday 3 September 2015

ANF: YPG Conference on Kobanê Resistance ended Military forces affiliated to YPG Kobanê Command have organized a conference on the resistance in Kobanê region, held under the slogan “Let’s re-organise... Read more

Aylan (3) and Galip Kurdi (5) Kurdish children originally from Kobani Aylan (3) and Galip Kurdi (5) Kurdish children originally from Kobani

Drowned Syrian Boy Symbolizes Refugee Crisis Sweeping Europe (video) “Humanity washed ashore” – #KiyiyaVuranInsanlik – went viral after a drowned Syrian toddler’s photo... Read more

Wednesday 2 September 2015 Wednesday 2 September 2015

This little boy is Kurdish from Syria, washed up on the beach in Turkey. Reuters: Twelve Syrians drown heading from Turkey to Greek island ANKARA – An image of a drowned toddler washed up on the... Read more

Tuesday 1 September 2015 Tuesday 1 September 2015

A general view shows the historical city of Palmyra, Syria, August 5, 2010. REUTERS/Sandra Auger Lots more killing, and fighting.  This is just a small part of it … Syrian Observatory for Human... Read more

Monday 31 August 2015 Monday 31 August 2015

ANF: SOHR: 3,156 people executed by ISIS since June 2014  The Islamic State jihadist group, or ISIS, has executed 91 people between July 29 and this Saturday in various Syrian provinces, the Syrian Human... Read more

Sunday 30 August 2015 Sunday 30 August 2015

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: SOHR publishes a video report from inside a detention of Syrian refugees detained by the Turkish authority One of SOHR resources could record a video inside a detention... Read more

Saturday 29 August 2015 Saturday 29 August 2015

Reuters: Popular fears aside, businesses often eager for migrant workers. LONDON | BY WILLIAM SCHOMBERG AND TOM BERGIN  Raghad al Sous braved bombings in Syria to keep studying at school... Read more

Friday 28 August 2015 Friday 28 August 2015

ANF: Turkish soldiers kill a man from Kobanê at border  It came out that Turkish soldiers shot dead a Kobanê resident by the name of Remedan Fariq in the village of Siftek near the border, 10 km to... Read more

Thursday 27 August 2015 Thursday 27 August 2015

People inspect a site targeted by what activists said was a poison gas attack in the village of Sarmin in Idlib province March 17, 2015. REUTERS/Mohamad Bayoush Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: Clashes... Read more

Wednesday 25 August 2015 Wednesday 25 August 2015

BBC: Syria’s Assad ‘confident’ of Iranian and Russian support The Syrian President, Bashar al-Assad, has said he is confident he has the continuing support of key allies Iran and Russia. A... Read more

Kurdish prisoner Behrouz Alkhani and five others executed in Iran Kurdish prisoner Behrouz Alkhani and five others executed in Iran

The Iranian regime continues executions of prisoners despite all the appeals and objections raised by Amnesty International and many other human rights organizations. Yesterday, Amnesty International... Read more

Tuesday 25 August 2015 Tuesday 25 August 2015

Telegraph: Germany drops EU rules to allow in Syrian refugees: Country has suspended deporting asylum-seekers from Syria under the EU’s controversial Dublin Regulation  Many Syrian refugees... Read more

Monday 24 August 2015 Monday 24 August 2015

ANF: ISIS kidnaps 19 Arab citizens from a village in Kobanê ISIS gangs have kidnapped 19 Arab people from the village of Qulan to the south of Kobanê. According to reports by local sources, gangs affiliated... Read more

Sunday 23 August 2015 Sunday 23 August 2015

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: More than 200 Syrian civilians, half of them children and women, killed in US led coalition airstrikes in the last 11 months SOHR documented the death of 3414 people... Read more

Saturday 22 August 2015 Saturday 22 August 2015

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: Barrel bombs dropped on the city of Aleppom while clashes break out in the countryside of Aleppo Aleppo Province: The helicopters dropped a barrel bomb on the neighborhood... Read more

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Tuesday 1 September 2015 Tuesday 1 September 2015

A general view shows the historical city of Palmyra, Syria, August 5, 2010. REUTERS/Sandra Auger Lots more killing, and fighting.  This is just a small part of it … Syrian Observatory for Human... Read more

Sunday 9 August 2015 Sunday 9 August 2015

Images from Recman Xerbi village liberated by YPG/YPJ  ANF has obtained images from the village of Recban Xerbi to the south east of Hesekê which was liberated by combatants of the YPG/YPJ (People’s/Women’s... Read more

Thursday 6 August 2015 Thursday 6 August 2015

ANF: Kurdish people bid farewell to their children  The 13 YPG/YPJ fighters who lost their lives in clashes with ISIS gangs in Rojava and whose bodies were handed over to their families after being... Read more

Vigil for Kobane 31 July 2015, London Vigil for Kobane 31 July 2015, London

An evening vigil will be held for the 300+ innocent civilians massacred by disguised ISIS fighters last month, Thursday 25th June to be exact. It will also be a vigil for the hundreds of thousands who... Read more

In Solidarity with Kurdish People In Solidarity with Kurdish People

Jordan Matson, Macer Gifford and Jac Holmes will be coming to Nottingham, on Wednesday the 29th July 2015. They are international volunteers for the Peoples Protection Units(YPG), the Kurdish group who... Read more

Wednesday 22 July 2015 Wednesday 22 July 2015

ANF: Turkey and Kurdistan stand up for revolutionary martyrs Suruç Massacre protests continue across Turkey and Kurdistan. Protestors emphasize the collaboration between AKP and ISIS, and bring the state... Read more

Monday 6 July 2015 Monday 6 July 2015

ANF: Second phase begins in rebuilding of Kobanê Kobanê Rebuilding Coordination Member Abdurrahman Hemo stated that works for the reconstruction were continuing and that the basic needs of the city... Read more

Turkey: Kurdish HDP has 80 seats in Parliament Turkey: Kurdish HDP has 80 seats in Parliament

from Jiyar Gol ANF: HDP achieves 13.1 % of votes, 6 million voters, 80 deputies Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) has demolished the 10 percent election threshold in Turkey and North Kurdistan, getting... Read more

Nudem Durak in prison for 10 years for singing songs in Kurdish Nudem Durak in prison for 10 years for singing songs in Kurdish

Al Jazeera has published a video about the Kurdish singer Nûdem Durak. The singer’s future is uncertain, because the Turkish government allegedly has convicted her to 10.5 years imprisonment for “promoting... Read more

Free Silhan Ozcelik Free Silhan Ozcelik

Güney Yildiz @guneyyildiz Court refused bail request for Shilan (Silhan) Ozcelik. And the case adjourned until September … History: Press Release from Roj Women’s Association, Kurdish Youth... Read more

Free Shilan Ozcelik Free Shilan Ozcelik

Press Release from Roj Women’s Association, Kurdish Youth Assembly, Kurdish People’s Assembly, CAMPACC, Peace in Kurdistan Campaign, Kurdistan National Congress (KNK), MAFDAD (Kurdish Lawyers... Read more

Friday 27 March 2015 Friday 27 March 2015

ANF: CLRA passes resolution for Kobanê  The Bureau of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the European Council (CLRA) has issued a declaration demanding that all the means and needs be... Read more

Kostandinos Erik Scurfield – arrangements to receive Kosta in UK Kostandinos Erik Scurfield – arrangements to receive Kosta in UK

Latest information 12.50pm Thursday 19 March 2015: Dear friends, The body of martyred Kamal (Kosta) is arriving in Manchester on Friday 20 March at 10:15 am. The body would be received and controlled... Read more

Georgianna Scurfield is fundraising for Heyva Sor Georgianna Scurfield is fundraising for Heyva Sor

In memory of: Konstandinos Erik Scurfield – by his sister Georgianna Scurfield:   https://www.justgiving.com/KostasOliveTree Story: Kosta died fighting for every human being’s right... Read more

Vasiliki Scurfield calls for action after her son Kosta died in action with YPG in Syria Vasiliki Scurfield calls for action after her son Kosta died in action with YPG in Syria

Vasiliki Scurfield said: I would like to start by taking this opportunity to thank the Kurdish people from the Rojava region for looking after my son and honouring him and for their support in his repatriation... Read more

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Reports

Note: Biden: Turks, Saudis, UAE funded and armed Al Nusra and Al Qaeda Note: Biden: Turks, Saudis, UAE funded and armed Al Nusra and Al Qaeda

Posted October 4, 2014 Update: The White House on Saturday said Vice President Joe Biden “apologized for any implication that Turkey or other allies and partners in the region had intentionally supplied or facilitated the growth of ISIL (IS, ISIS) or other violent extremists in Syria.”  The operative word here is “intentionally” – please... [Read more of this review]

The Project of a Democratic Syria The Project of a Democratic Syria

 Tev-Dem (Tevgera Civaka Demokratîk /Movement for a Democratic Society, Rojava/Northern Syria) Qamishlo, February 16, 2015 Syria has entered a state of chaos, in which violence and counter violence, backed by power centers that benefit from it, prevail. Its scenarios surpass the potential of people to understand, let alone challenge. If current... [Read more of this review]

Monday 16 March 2015 Monday 16 March 2015

Remembering that the chemical gasses that killed 5.000 Kurdish people in Halabja on 16 March 1988 were sold to the Iraqi Government for profit that went into someone’s pocket. Thinking about the Kurdish loss today, and the global economy that is fuelled by arms sales between individuals and Governments. Thinking of the money involved in Syria,... [Read more of this review]

Vasiliki Scurfield calls for action after her son Kosta died in action with YPG in Syria Vasiliki Scurfield calls for action after her son Kosta died in action with YPG in Syria

Vasiliki Scurfield said: I would like to start by taking this opportunity to thank the Kurdish people from the Rojava region for looking after my son and honouring him and for their support in his repatriation and the financial assistance they’re giving us for this. I’d also like to thank the people from the Kurdish region of Iraq and particularly... [Read more of this review]

FCO Syria Human Rights report 2014 FCO Syria Human Rights report 2014

Syria – Country of Concern: published 12 March 2015. [This section covers human rights relating to Syria only. For human rights concerns relating to ISIL, see “Case Study: ISIL” on page 55.] The conflict in Syria worsened in 2014. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, 76,000 were killed, taking the overall total since the... [Read more of this review]

REPORT ON URGENT AND ESSENTIAL NEEDS IN KOBANÊ REPORT ON URGENT AND ESSENTIAL NEEDS IN KOBANÊ

REPORT ON URGENT AND ESSENTIAL NEEDS IN KOBANÊ [full report here: EN Kobane Report] February, 2015 A CALL FROM THE ADMINISTRATION OF KOBANÊ CANTON To International Aid Bodies to Rebuild and Normalise Life in the Canton of Kobanê After months of fighting, our brave YPG and YPJ units have successfully driven out all ISIS terrorists from our democratic... [Read more of this review]

HRW: Syria: New Spate of Barrel Bomb Attacks HRW: Syria: New Spate of Barrel Bomb Attacks

Government Defying UN Resolution FEBRUARY 24, 2015: (New York) – The Syrian government has carried out hundreds of new indiscriminate attacks over the past year with air-delivered munitions, including improvised weapons such as barrel bombs. The attacks have had a devastating impact on civilians, killing or injuring thousands of people. Human Rights... [Read more of this review]

Kurdish Female Fighters and Kobanê Style Revolution Kurdish Female Fighters and Kobanê Style Revolution

Kurdish Female Fighters and Kobanê Style Revolution October 8, 2014 by rojwomen.com Source: Huffington Post, by Houzan Mahmoud The role of women in war, peace and revolution has long been portrayed in manifold, often contradictory ways. Images of women as victims, pacifist peace makers, protestors, and home makers have dominated literature. Opposed... [Read more of this review]

New Decree also Abolishes Forced Marriage and Honour Killing. New Decree also Abolishes Forced Marriage and Honour Killing.

The local government of an autonomous Kurdish area in Syria has granted women equal rights to men. The move came as dozens of Kurdish women and girls are taking arms to combat the insurgence of terror group Islamic State (Isis), who have seized large swathes of Syria and Iraq since its uprising erupted in July. IS has imposed its own rules and version... [Read more of this review]

Rebuilding Kobane Rebuilding Kobane

After 134 days of fierce fighting, Kurdish forces managed to take control of Kobane city centre. The news about the liberation of the city circulated all over social media, especially on Twitter, on Monday. The official announcement of the city’s liberation was made on Tuesday, with a ceremony attended by both military and civilian officials. The... [Read more of this review]

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